SDG 11. Sustainable cities and communities


Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Presentation - State of affairs

By 2030, 60% of the population will live in cities. Without an integrated and inclusive policy, this urban growth will lead to a process of social and spatial segregation, making the challenges of combating poverty and preserving the environment all the more acute. An estimated one billion people live in slums today. If nothing is done, there will be two billion by 2030.

Decent living conditions in cities mean access to housing; essential services; effective, safe and sustainable transport; green spaces and cultural venues; breathing good quality air; and ensuring everyone’s safety, particularly from the potential impacts of climate disruption. This is the model of sustainable and inclusive cities that SDG 11 is setting out for 2030.

United Nations Targets for 2030

Ministry Projects

Key figures


cities assisted by AFD in their planning of inclusive and sustainable urban projects by the teaming up of local experts with French experts working in the field.

Examples of projects

Ministry publications (in French)

Sustainable Urban Development :

Publications by implementing agencies (in French)

Useful links

Updated: May 2017